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Pleurisy Symptoms Rib Pain
Had pleurisy for 2 months, X-rays showed no fracture. Month on and still get some rib pain, is this normal? Anything I can do to help?
Your pleuritic chest: Pain should have improved or resolved in about 1-2 months. You need to visit your doctor again to see if there are any other causes of your symptoms, such as recurrent pulmonary embolism. ...Read more
The doctor told me that I got pleurisy a few days ago and gave me an antibiotic however the tablet gives me head aches and I still have pain in ribs?
I just got over plurisey still dealing with the muscle pain from it and I started coughing today and heard a pop and now my ribs hurt again why?
Pleuritic pain: The pain can come from several sources- muscles are between each rib and can be strained (spasm); you can affect the rib position where it meets the breast bone (or sternum) (dislocation); the connective tissue or cartilage can be inflamed where it meets with the rib; or you could have a rib fracture from the force of coughing. If the pain is intense, it might be a good idea to get a chest xray. ...Read more
Doctors call in pleurisy but I'm not to sure started on right side of ribs that went away now on left side?
Can pleurisy cause your ribs to be sore? Diangosis with pleurisy and my ribs are actually sore to the touch. Part of the pleurisy or something different?
Sore ribs is not a common symptom of pleurisy, please consult your doctor.
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Could pain of intercostals (back rib cage left side) be caused by or indicate an issue/condition of lungs? Like pleurisy, infection or otherwise?
Intercostal pain: Yes, it can be infection, strain, or injury. ...Read more
What causes recurrent pleurisy, with consistent pain in the lower rib cage that is not effected by breathing? Clear xray, spirometry good
Something else: If this is not affected by breathing, it is not likely from pleurisy but from something else at the lower rib cage. If your family doctor can't help you, get a second opinion. ...Read more
Dx with pleurisy/pleural effusion. Effusion cleared up but still have deep pain inside and ribs sore to the touch. Are sore ribs usual w/pleurisy?
Pain in both back ribs when I take deep breath, and when I move a certain way it hurts around my hip/rib area. What could it be? Blood clot? Pleurisy?
Could be pleurisy: If not clearly due to injury, and if the rib areas are not tender to touch/pressure, the source of the pain is internal. Pain with breathing in the chest area is pleuritic pain. Causes vary and include infections, blood clot, other inflammatory conditions and rarely cancer. If it persists, doesn't respond to simple measures, or if associated with short breath, cough, or fever seek medical help. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop pleurisy while on prednisone? Treated for bad bronchitis. No temp sharp pain under rib &lft chest. Worse deep brth & supine
Pleurisy diagnosed in 76 yr old female pain from front of lower ribs below breast and at the back too, nothing seems to work on the pain taken Gabapentin and recent change to another pain killer still not working any ideas please.?
Pleurisy: What has been done to make the diagnosis? Pleuritic pain that is severe should be evaluated. ...Read more
Mod-severe moving pain in right chest, back & under right rib cage for 3 mos. Radiates down arm. Not esophagitis or pleurisy. MRI, CTs & X-rays have shown no problems. Intercostal nerve block didn't help
My chest X-ray & CT (had d/t chest pain looking 4 pleurisy-i have lupus) sowed old rib fractures. Don't recall any trauma. Should I be concerned?
After CT scan result clear GP diagnosed Pleurisy in 76 yr old female from crackle heard from stethoscope on Amoxicillin. Pain from front of lower ribs below breast and at the back Gapapentin and Tramadol not helping much any ideas on other treatments?
Huh?: Pleurisy is a clinical diagnosis -- it isn't diagnosed by stethoscope, crackles or none. If the examiner hears a friction rub, maybe -- but bacterial pleurisy without some other findings is very uncommon and ampicillin is inappropriate for any other suspected etiology. If this is pleurodynia or post-zoster neuralgia, it's pain management until it resolves in its own. Best wishes. ...Read more
Chest/rib aching on left side. Mid-back pain when bending. Ekg, chest xray, blood work clear. Overly sweaty sometimes (esp. Night). Er thought pleurisy but naproxen doesn't seem to help. Thoughts?
On meds for week and half, bronchitis and pleurisy, now getting sharp pains on right side of back and chest, what could this be?
Pneumonia: The lining of the lung is the main part of the lung that can feel pain. What you describe sounds like worsening pneumonia that has spread to the edge of the lung near the areas that hurt. Fluid is likely to collect there and get infected. It is hard for the medicines given by mouth (or even by vein) to kill the germs in this fluid pocket. Talk to your doctor, as a chest xray will help show it. ...Read more
Pleurisy: Recurrent pleurisy deserves a thorough workup -- seeing a pulmonologist is a good idea. ...Read more
I have pain in my collarbone/upper, inner shoulder that worsened worsens hen I breathe. Could be pleurisy but I don't feel it in the chest at all
R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms. Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
I have had pleurisy for almost 3 months but still get the pains in my lungs, chest, and arm. When I do pe it kills. I have also lost a lot of wait.?
You need: Further evaluation with your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have the flu, and it seems to be worse, it hurts my chest cavity to swollow food now, could it be pleurisy?
Dx Rside pleurisy x1mo. Better. Tried sleeping flat. Not good on left so tried R side. Within minutes sev chest pain can't breathe. Cause?
Don't panic: Unless fluid is very large which is not since you said it is better it does not matter. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ pleurisy 3 mos. Ago after bronchitis. The pain has lessened but is lingering. Is this normal? Had a chest X-ray & it was negative
See your doctor: Pleurisy can be associated with other conditions besides infection. ...Read more
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